HBO Max is filling out the cast for its upcoming “Gossip Girl” sequel series, adding Whitney Peak, Eli Brown, Jonathan Fernandez and Jason Gotay.
The four join “Code Black” alum Emily Alyn Lind on the HBO Max reboot. Outside of Lind, who plays a character named Audrey, no character details were shared.
The 10-episode sequel takes place eight years after the events of original series, which starred Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Penn Badgley, Chace Crawford and Ed Westwick. Josh Schwartz, who developed The CW series, and Stephanie Savage are both returning as executive producers, along with Joshua Safran, who will write the script. “Gossip Girl” was based on the book series by Cecily von Ziegesar.
Here is the description from HBO Max: Eight years after the original website went dark, a new generation of New York private school teens are introduced to the social surveillance of Gossip Girl. The prestige series will address just how much social media — and the landscape of New York itself — has changed in the intervening years.
“Gossip Girl” aired for six seasons between 2007 and 2012 and was one of the first original series for The CW. HBO Max will launch in May and cost $14.99 a month.